Cruises are a brilliant way to add a bit of luxury and class to your holiday while also visiting multiple locations in a short space of time. However, if you are very excited about a certain location, it can be frustrating just how little time you get to explore it – usually, you will have a day or perhaps two before leaving the port. Today we are looking at one of the most popular Spanish islands, Mallorca, which has enough activities to keep you busy for a whole week, let alone a day. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your short visit.
Rent a car
First and foremost, if you are trying to see and do as much as possible during your day in Mallorca, having a car will be incredibly helpful, especially given how large it is. Yes, the island does have great public transport that tourists can make use of, however, when it comes to time and convenience, your own transport will allow you to do much more. Besides, there isn’t much hassle involved either, as ROIG car rental in Mallorca makes it super easy to hire a vehicle from your chosen location, at your chosen time.
The best way to make the most out of your time is, of course, to plan ahead what exactly you want to do on your day out. Your schedule doesn’t have to be super strict but, if you are trying to fit in quite a bit, then you will have to make sure you do everything at the right time. For example, there are so many breathtaking hiking trails in Mallorca but they can take up to 3-4 hours, so it’s best to be organised and start in the early morning hours. There are also dozens of museums, galleries, historic sites and other attractions to visit – these will have strict opening and closing times, though, so try to plan everything else around them.
Walk around Palma
The capital city of Mallorca, Palma, is an incredibly impressive place to visit if you enjoy wandering around historic old towns, visiting quirky boutique shops and admiring grand buildings with amazing architecture. It perfectly showcases the essence of Mallorca and Spanish cities in general, and it is home to some of the most popular tourist attractions of the whole island, including the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria and the Bellver Castle. Therefore, Palma should certainly be at the top of your to-do list when trying to see Mallorca in a short space of time
Enjoy the local nightlife
After a long day out exploring the island it can be quite tempting to return to the cruise and enjoy an all-inclusive dinner meal there. While that is up to your own preferences, it is highly recommended to experience the nightlife of Mallorca while you are there. This island is known to come alive after the sun sets – the towns are absolutely buzzing with people, lots of great restaurants open up, some of which offer live music too. This is the time you will be able to taste the delicious local tapas and wines as well as truly understand and take in the local culture even further
All in all, being the largest of the Balearic islands, Mallorca is a destination that most people will visit for at least a week in order to fully explore, appreciate and enjoy what this beautiful island has to offer. However, if you are only visiting for a day or two due to your cruise schedules and want to see as much as possible, the above tips should help you do so.